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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foreigner  \For"eign*er\,  n. 
  A  person  belonging  to  or  owning  allegiance  to  a  foreign 
  country;  one  not  native  in  the  country  or  jurisdiction  under 
  consideration,  or  not  naturalized  there  an  alien;  a 
  stranger. 
 
  Joy  is  such  a  foreigner,  So  mere  a  stranger  to  my 
  thoughts.  --Denham. 
 
  Nor  could  the  majesty  of  the  English  crown  appear  in  a 
  greater  luster,  either  to  foreigners  or  subjects. 
  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foreigner 
  n  1:  a  person  who  comes  from  a  foreign  country;  someone  who  does 
  not  owe  allegiance  to  your  country  [syn:  {alien},  {noncitizen}, 
  {outlander}]  [ant:  {citizen}] 
  2:  someone  who  is  not  a  member  of  a  group  [syn:  {outsider}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Foreigner 
  a  Gentile.  Such  as  resided  among  the  Hebrews  were  required  by 
  the  law  to  be  treated  with  kindness  (Ex.  22:21;  23:9;  Lev. 
  19:33,  34;  23:22;  Deut.  14:28;  16:10,  11;  24:19).  They  enjoyed 
  in  many  things  equal  rights  with  the  native-born  residents  (Ex. 
  12:49;  Lev.  24:22;  Num.  15:15;  35:15),  but  were  not  allowed  to 
  do  anything  which  was  an  abomination  according  to  the  Jewish  law 
  (Ex.  20:10;  Lev.  17:15,16;  18:26;  20:2;  24:16,  etc.). 
 




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